Accounting

The Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting provides students with numerous opportunities to be successful. The University is small enough that if you need help, there is always someone there to help, but large enough that the opportunities to succeed are endless. We are incredibly proud of the passion and resilience of our students.

Our undergraduate accounting and Master of Science (MS) degrees in accounting programs continue to be ranked among the best in the nation. The department continues to build toward an even greater future. Our MS program now focuses on research and analytics to prepare our students for additional career possibilities. We have also added two minors. The minor in financial information equips non-business majors with essential skills to thrive in business; the minor in accounting provides business majors with additional accounting insights beyond the required principles courses. 

Only with external support like yours can we maintain the resources needed to provide an outstanding education to our accounting students. You are crucial to our success. 

"The accounting program at Ball State University houses a plethora of opportunities for students to excel as leaders and future professionals. Paired with a culture of support, mentorship, and genuine care that stems from the Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting faculty, this creates a learning environment where I feel encouraged both in the classroom and my post-collegiate pursuits." —Chloe Whaley, Senior Accounting Student, Former Accounting Club President, and Intern at EY.


"The Master's in accounting program faculty and alumni are second to none. They have made the program engaging and interactive. My experience has been nothing short of remarkable!" — Jack Knight, MS Accounting Student and Graduate Assistant






"Where do I even start? The M.S. in accounting program at Ball State is everything I had hoped for and more. When I was school hunting, I was hoping for a school that offers an accounting program that is international student friendly, not just academically but financially and emotionally as well. I believe a student's performance is mostly dependent on how the content is being delivered to them and the accounting faculty at Ball State understood the assignment there! My classmates are also very supportive and inclusive, I never feel like I am the only international student in the program. They always have my back. I love the experience and one year even feels shorter." — Patricia Koetle, MS Accounting Student




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